Saturday, 16 February 2013


Origanum Vulgare and Rosmarinus Officinalis
Against Dental Caries Pathogens

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  • Oregano may lower blood sugar levels. Caution is advised when using medications that may also lower blood sugar. Patients taking insulin or drugs for diabetes by mouth should be monitored closely by a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist. Medication adjustments may be necessary.
  • Oregano may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with drugs that increase the risk of bleeding. Some examples include aspirin, anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin (Coumadin®) or heparin, antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel (Plavix®), and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®) or naproxen (Naprosyn®, Aleve®).
  • Oregano may cause low blood pressure. Caution is advised in patients taking drugs that lower blood pressure.
  • Because oregano contains estrogen-like chemicals, the effects of other agents believed to have estrogen-like properties may be altered.
  • Oregano may increase the amount of drowsiness caused by some drugs. Examples include benzodiazepines such as lorazepam (Ativan®) or diazepam (Valium®), barbiturates such as phenobarbital, narcotics such as codeine, some antidepressants, and alcohol. Caution is advised while driving or operating machinery.
  • Oregano may also interact with Alzheimer's agents, anthelminthics (for intestinal worms), anti-anxiety agents, antibiotics, anti-cancer agents, antidiarrheals, antifungals, anti-inflammatory agents, antiprotozoals, antivirals, cholesterol-lowering agents, drugs that affect the immune system, furosemide, and hormonal agents.

  • Oregano is a perennial herb that contains phenolic compounds such as carvacrol and thymol. It is commonly used as a culinary spice and preservative agent in foods. The leaves, stems, and flowers are used medicinally and have been traditionally employed to treat respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders and menstrual irregularities.
  • Modern herbalists recommend topical or oral application of oregano oil for the treatment of infection. Preliminary human research has investigated oregano's efficacy in reducing cardiovascular disease risk and as a dental adjuvant and antiparasitic; however, data remain insufficient for definitive assessments. Other work has suggested that oregano may have antifungal, antioxidant, antibacterial, and insect-repelling activities, though early research remains inconclusive. The antibacterial and antioxidant effects of oregano are of particular interest to the food industry as oregano may hold promise as a natural preservative.+
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Oreganos infection-fighting benefits extend to protecting against food poisoning
Japanese scientists from the National Research Institute of Fisheries Science in Yokohama, have reported that oregano can block the growth of an infectious bug called Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which contaminates food and can cause food poisoning (Yano Y, Satomi M, Oikawa H. Int J Food Microbiol. 2006 Aug 15;111(1):6-11).
In addition, researchers from the Agricultural Faculty, Selcuk University in Turkey studied essential oils from several different plants, including oregano, laurel, marjoram and mint. They tested these oils on certain bacteria (including Bacillus, which can cause bowel infections and diarrhoea) in the laboratory. All of the herbs, including oregano, were found to successfully block the growth of the bacteria studied (Ozcan MM, Sagdic O, Ozkan G. J Med Food. 2006 Fall;9(3):418-21).
In an animal study, performed by scientists at the National Agricultural Research Foundation in Greece, oregano was found to be just as effective as the prescription-only antibiotic neomycin for curing diarrhoea caused by the E.coli bug, which is notorious for causing bowel infections.
Commenting on the findings the scientists said: This study indicates that dried oregano leaves may be as effective in the treatment of coli infection as neomycin (Bampidis VA, et al. J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med. 2006;53(3):154-6). This finding is important because it indicates that oregano extracts could prove to be a safe and effective alternative to antibiotics, which can cause several unpleasant side effects including vomiting, allergic rash, and ironically diarrhoea.
Scientists believe that one way oregano successfully fights infections is by destroying the protective outer shell of the infectious bacteria. Another theory is that it may work by interrupting the energy supply to the bacteria, so starving them to death. But it is likely that there are many other mechanisms by which oregano works, which still need to be investigated.

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oregano is considered to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiparasitic and anti-viral properties.  Oregano contains medicinally active constituents including rosmarinic acid, thymol, carvacrol, flavinoids, triterpenoids, and sterols as well as other nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, niacin, thiamine, iron, calcium, magnesium, and copper. The volatile oils in oregano are believed to slow food spoilage reducing ingestion of harmful bacteria, parasites and fungi.  Carvacrol and thymol, two of the volatile oils found in oregano, are known to thin mucus, relieve coughing, and relax muscle spasms making oregano ideal for treating respiratory concerns. Carvacrol has also been found to inhibit the growth of bacteria and other parasitic microorganisms. Studies have found oregano more effective in killing Giardia than the standard prescription drugs. One recent study found oregano effective for treating infections of the reproductive tract.
Thymol and rosmainic acid are likely responsible for the anti-oxidant properties of oregano.  Antioxidants help fight free radicals in the body that cause cellular damage, premature aging and many degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis and heart diseases.  Dr. James Duke, author of The Green Pharmacy and expert in medicinal plant chemicals, investigated 60 plants in 1997 and reported that wild oregano contained the highest levels of antioxidants of those studied.  Researchers Lagouri and Boskou (1996) found oregano to be high in anti-oxidant vitamin E compounds, especially gamma-tocopherol.
Common culinary oregano can be used as home remedy for a variety of health concerns, for example:
Respiratory Health-Oregano contains volatile oils that make it pungent, aromatic and warming.  These volatile oils vaporize into gases better able to penetrate the respiratory system, break up congestion and kill airway microbes.  These volatile oils have generally antiseptic, anti-microbial and anti-oxidant effects throughout the body.  All these actions combine to make this herb a very useful treatment for lung disorders including cough, sinus congestion, hay fever, bronchitis, rhinitis and other upper respiratory infections. Oregano has been traditionally used for cold and flu relief as well.  Oregano can even be part of treatments for asthma attacks and pneumonia.


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oregano displays antimicrobial, antioxidant, antispasmodic and perhaps hypoglycemic properties, according to "The New Healing Herbs." Although oregano isn't able to stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin, it may enhance the insulin sensitivity of the receptors on cells, leading to reduced levels of blood sugar and more energy production. A Moroccan study published in a 2004 edition of the "Journal of Ethnopharmacology" found that oregano oil extract demonstrated a hypoglycemic effect in rats with induced diabetes. This effect was independent of insulin and occurred after a single dose as well as with repeated daily dosing.

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1 comment:

  1. Oregano that has been wild picked in the rural mountains of Greece is available by mail order at I have shared it with hundreds of folks at my office for an immediate cure for flu, colds, nasal infections, lung infections, and diarrhea. Everyone so far has been amazed with the sudden effectiveness of this natural wild-harvested herb. It can also be soaked in olive oil for many types of skin problems, including eczema and common acne.